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Welcome to the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry and the University of Saskatchewan offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate student programs, coupled with research opportunities spanning all the major sub-disciplines of chemistry as well as a number of emerging interdisciplinary areas. We invite you to browse our website and welcome inquires for further information.

Chemistry Updates

Graduate Student Symposium

The 1st Graduate Student Symposium on Science and Communication will be held on May 29, 2015, and will feature Dr. Joe Schwarcz as the keynote speaker.  Students in the Department of Chemistry are encouraged to participate by giving an oral presentation or poster presentation at this event.  Click here for further information.

Chemistry Summer Classes

Registration for Chemistry summer classes is now open!  We offer Chem 112 in Quarter 1, Chem 115 in Quarter 2 and Chem 250 in Quarter 3.  Registration is available through PAWS.

Chemistry 112/114/115/250 registration problems?

Please keep trying - more seats will come available! 

Procedure for registration overrides:

- Registration is limited by registration in the associated laboratories. As laboratory scheduling is constrained by safety concerns, registration overrides will only be given to students who are applying for lab exemptions, or if there are available lab spots but limited lecture spots.

 - Please note that instructors *will not* sign registration override forms for Chem 112, 114, 115 or 250.  Instructors do not have information on lab registration and scheduling.

Historically, space always opens up in the first week of classes as other students drop classes or move to term 2. Please keep trying - PAWs is the only way for students to register themselves in courses. Laboratories start in mid-September, so there is plenty of time for you to register!

Prerequisites for Chemistry 112

The prerequisites for Chem 112 are Chemistry 30 and (Mathematics B30 or Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30).  Prerequisites and corequisites have been established by the college after thorough examination of courses and programs. Therefore, a prerequisite will normally be waived only if an equivalent alternative learning experience can be identified. Please see the following sites for information about taking Chemistry 30 by night classes or cyber school:

Saskatoon Catholic Cyber School

Saskatoon Public Schools Online Learning Center

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

If you have an identifiable equivalent learning experience that you would like to have considered by the course coordinator, please fill out a Prerequisite and Corequisite Waiver/Substitution Form form, and drop it off at the Chemistry Office (Thorvaldson Building, Room 165).


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